Crochet Vertical Stripes Blanket Pattern

Crochet Vertical Stripes Blanket
Crochet Vertical Stripes Blanket
Crochet Vertical Stripes Blanket

Crochet Vertical Stripes Blanket

Learn how to do vertical stripes while crocheting in horizontal rows without having to break into a sweat. This pattern is from the newest pattern called Bright & Easy Blanket.

This pattern is versatile, meaning you can switch the hook size and yarn – as long as they complement each other, and you can make afghans of any size.

The multiple counts for this particular stitch are 8 + 4. So chain in sets of 8 and at the end of the chain, add 4.

There is an optical illusion happening in this particular stitch. Let me explain what you are looking at below.

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Crochet Vertical Stripes Blanket Pattern


If you look at the picture below, you will notice the white rows and blue rows are not the same rows. They are nesting within each other with 2 double crochets, chain 1, 2 double crochet shells. Technically, the white and blue rows are all the way across but due to the type of stitch this is, the stitches cause the colours to break up because the stitchwork is covering the rows to break up the colourway.

You will see in the tutorial below, how this stitch works. You could have a lot of fun with this concept with changing colours as often as you wish.

If this were mine. I could consider making one colour like the white and then in the blue area, change that yarn often. Visualize a transitioning colour wheel or rainbow or shades of colours. People would be so amazed at your skills and yet it’s easy to get.

The sky is the limit.

Crochet Bright & Easy Blanket
Crochet Bright & Easy Blanket. Example of what is happening with the vertical stripes.

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  1. Melissa

    I can’t figure out how to download the written pattern. I got to this page via the blue link under the YouTube video, but I can’t find the written pattern anywhere. ??

    • Mikey

      Sorry, we were experiencing technical issues earlier today. This should be up and ready for you now. – Michael

  2. Alice

    Delighted to find vertical crochet. My first idea came from seeing a throw in a store, apparently done with velvet yarn, many colors and tiny stitches. I’d already made two afghans with the velvet yarn, heavenly to touch, but hellish to work with. Using the velvet yarn and single crochet, I just finished a small throw, done vertically. Gorgeous. It was very easy, the yarn didn’t stretch. I’m currently working on a large afghan, velvet yarn, vertically, single crochet. I know it will be beautiful. Mikey, we need more such designs.

  3. Nancy Nelson

    Downloaded pattern and excited to give it a try, only one problem…I have 5 WIPS already!!! Too many patterns, not enough time!!!!!

  4. Kim Butts

    Really like this pattern and will have to try this. Enjoyed the video. I have a question, would you recommend a border for this or leave the finished blanket without a border?

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